Florida Bills Would Let Citizens Remove Textbooks That Mention Climate Change and Evolution
One resident complained that “evolution is now taught as fact”. Evolution and creationism taught side-by-side.
Climate change presented as a controversial hypothesis. If these proposed bills in Florida pass before the end the legislative session this month, the fate of science education in some school districts would be threatened. Two new bills—one passed in the house (HB 989), and one making its way through the senate (SB 1210)—give anyone, not just parents, the ability to question teaching materials in a school district and receive a public hearing with an "unbiased and qualified hearing officer."
This is hardly odd in a state where politicians once banned mention of man-made climate change in the government.
The irony is rich here. These are the same folks who took to their fainting couches because some students didn't want Ann Coulter to speak at UC Berkeley, but they have no problem censoring words and phrases from educational material that they disagree with. When you hear the Right barking about how the Left is against freedom of speech! Talk to the hypocrites about Flori-DUH!
And here's another report, this time from the state of Arizona -- or should we call it the State of Stupidity. Soon to be, anyway. Some GOP lawmaker wants to stop mandatory education and allow children to opt out of getting an education at all. This will do much to replenish the GOP as many drop away because of natural causes, like death. If we think the current GOP is America's Stupid Party now (it's proud of DJT, you know), wait till an entire state supplies it with their worst and dumbest.
Arizona lawmaker: "Let's end compulsory schooling and stop forcing education down everybody's throat."
Rep. Paul Mosley just became a hero to kids everywhere.
The Lake Havasu City Republican wants to repeal the law requiring them to go to school.
No really, he does.
“Education used to be a privilege,” he told Hank Stephenson of the Arizona Capitol Times. “People used to believe getting an education was something you had to be privileged to get, that you had to work hard to get. Now we basically force it down everybody’s throats.”
Forcing education just isn't fair? Oh the horror of trying to create an educated citizenry. Of forcing kids to actually learn something in the hope that they grow up and become able to earn a living, contribute to society and maybe even pay a few taxes.
Another bright idea from one of Trump's MAGAts.
Trump's nasty attacks on what he calls "the failing New York Times," are lies. Always remember, if Trump's mouth is moving, he's lying.
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